JAL International Upgrade Awards

Travel in a higher class of service on JAL international flights

Important notice

The following booking class will not be eligible for JAL International Upgrade Awards.

Booking class X: Not eligible on flights leaving on or after November 5, 2021.

Important information


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What are JAL International Upgrade Awards?

JAL International Upgrade Awards allow you to redeem your miles to fly in the next higher class of service than that of your purchased ticket.


Eligible Routes

International routes on the following JAL Group airlines are eligible for upgrade awards.

  • Japan Airlines (JAL)
  • Flights without a higher class of service are not eligible.
  • Upgrade awards are not available on Japan domestic routes.
  • Upgrade awards are not available on codeshare flights operated by other airlines or on codeshare flights operated by JAL but bearing a flight number of another airline.
  • Other sectors may not be eligible. Non eligible flights and routes are subject to change without prior notice.

Tickets Eligible for Upgrade Awards

Tickets Eligible for Upgrade

Tickets with the following booking classes printed in the CLASS column.

Business Class > First Class

Booking Class
  1. Flights boarded on/after November 5, 2021 are eligible for upgrade.
  2. Flights boarded on/before November 4, 2021 are eligible for upgrade.

Economy Class/Premium Economy Class > Business Class

Booking Class W/R/Y/B/H/K

Economy Class > Premium Economy Class

Booking Class Y/B/H/K

Tickets Not Eligible for Upgrade

Individual or group inclusive tour fares, special discounted fares, JMB award tickets and tickets subject to special provisions.

  • For booking classes other than J and Y, flights traveled in international Dynamic Package (from Japan) or international package tour products are ineligible for upgrade.
  • Certain types of fares are not eligible for upgrade, regardless of whether an eligible fare is printed on the ticket.
  • Seats designated for upgrade awards are limited and may not be available even upon purchase of an eligible ticket.

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